The Nuclear Medicine PET/CT Tech is responsible and accountable for providing quality imaging of patients to aid in the diagnosis and continuum of care of patients and assist Radiologist with exams. Also, responsible for maintaining AIC Accreditation.
Under medical supervision performs all PET/CT procedures on patients of all ages utilizing various types of imaging equipment. Prepares diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for administration following current radiation safety guidelines and assists in the administration of therapeutic doses. This position follows State and Federal guidelines for the safe use, receipt and disposals of radioactive materials used in Nuclear Medicine. The PET/CT Technologist schedules studies in RIS & eCW computer system using good judgement in prioritizing patent scheduling. The PET/CT Technologist works with physicians in Nuclear Medicine and CT to provide a safe and effective operation.
Education: Graduate of a Nuclear Medicine Program; Graduate of an ARRT Program
Experience: Minimum 1 year related experience as a Nuclear Medicine Tech; Minimum 1 year related experience as a CT Technologist.
Certifications: State of Arkansas License, Certified in Nuclear Medicine Technology through NMTCB or ARRT and be registered in PET/CT, ARRT(N), ARRT(R), ARRT(CT), as well as current CPR.
Other: Ability to work independently; computer experience is desirable; patient care relevant to performing as a Registered Radiological Technologist, eCW EMR, Cerner EMR, and prefer experience with CNMT Seimens 16 slice Emotion CT & Acyst Power Injector and Intelispace Philips PACS.
Safety Sensitive Designation:
This position is deemed safety sensitive in accordance with Arkansas Act 593 governing Medical Marijuana.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without an accommodation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to perform the following: Must have the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to stand and walk, bend, squat and twist, and occasionally lift, push and pull up to 100 pounds with proper body mechanics. Spend eight hours or more performing Nuclear Medicine PET / CT exams. Must have a keen sense of hearing and visual acuity. Must be able to handle critical and highly stressful situations with efficiency and composure.